At one client, we’ve been using Basecamp which I’ve fairly swiftly decided doesn’t scale to be a proper issue tracker for a software development team. It’s pretty and nice for managing casual tasks and discussions. It doesn’t replace a Wiki either because their Writeboard facility is somewhat bolted-on and lacks search.
So, I’ve been looking around a bit for other hosted solutions, just to compare prices without suggesting things are necessarily of equal perceived value. Ironically, we’re probably only interested in a relatively small fraction of what this various tools can provide. I started working on this posting because I couldn’t find an easy summary table. Continue reading
Being based on open web standards and being open source itself means SproutCore will enable developers to develop cross platform applications without being tied to either a plugin architecture or its vendor.
It took me only a few minutes with the PaperCube example to see that, whilst it is a pretty example of a web-app, it’s still nowhere near a desktop experience.
I find it extremely ironic, after decades of people bashing the Mac for its single-button mouse, to see so much pressure for web apps which often abandon the right-button and often the scroll-wheel, for other than scrolling the page (if the app doesn’t fit). Google apps, such as maps, make good use of the right-click context menu as well as scroll-wheels. Another superb example is Kerio’s webmail interface.